FISL Final Day

The last day of FISL has come and gone, thankfully. I'm completely drained, both physically and mentally. As you can probably tell from the comments on yesterday's blog entry, we had quite a night out last night in Porto Alegre. I didn't stay out quite as late as some of the Brazil guys, but Ken and I made it back in time to catch about 4 hours of sleep before heading off to the conference. Thankfully I remembered to set my alarm, otherwise I probably would have ended up in bed until the early afternoon. The full details of the night are better told in person...

This last day was significantly quieter than previous days. With the conference winding down, I assume that many people took off early. Most of our presentations today were to an audience of 2 or 3 people, and we even had to cancel some of the early ones as no one was there. I managed to give presentations for Performance, Zones, and DTrace, despite my complete lack of sleep. The DTrace presentation was particularly rough because it's primarily demo-driven, with no set plan. This turns out to be rather difficult after a night of no sleep and a few too many caipirinhas.

The highlight of the day was when a woman (stunningly beautiful, of course) came up to me while I was sitting in one of the chairs and asked to take a picture with me. We didn't talk at all, and I didn't know who she was, but she seemed psyched to be getting her picture taken with someone from Sun. I just keep telling myself that it was my stunning good looks that resulted in the picture, not my badge saying "Sun Microsystems". I can dream, can't I?

Tomorrow begins the 24 hours of travelling to get me back home. I can't wait to get back to my own apartment and a normal lifestyle.

Comments:

Eric, forget the looks... what pretty girls really dig having is... her own kernel hacker!!! ;) BTW this type of get-out-all-together event reminds me of demoscene parties, when we get about 100 people for partying at the city all night along and then the following day we are supposed to act as jury for the competitions

Posted by Antonio Vargas on June 04, 2005 at 06:40 PM PDT #

hi shrock, 'people from the sun' + codebreakers + beautiful hacker girls; surely, the details are better told personally. "I´m loving the way my name is beeing reduced to ´beer´" and "I won´t dance" was quite remarkable sentences. Well, I hope to keep in touch with you and the other guys. take care, []s iru aka muzgo ps: remember me to send you the "Caipirinha Hacking HOWTO"

Posted by iru aka muzgo on June 05, 2005 at 02:21 AM PDT #

I could not go to the FISL ( I have many problems in my actual job ). One of my interests in FISL, is the projects of SUN, in special the OpenSolaris ( actually I work with Solaris in my job ). I see in other blog, iru aka muzgo , you create the opensolaris-br ?

Posted by Ataliba Teixeira on June 06, 2005 at 11:43 AM PDT #

[Trackback] I've been hearing from some of the Sun folks that went to FISL this year, the Free Software Forum in Brazil. Even for the 30 hours it takes to get there, plus the really long days and even longer nights , it was still the conference to go ...

Posted by The Alethiometer on June 07, 2005 at 10:25 AM PDT #

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